Glittering Promises concludes Cora’s grand tour. And what a tour it was. I will admit, if I was Cora, I would have wanted it to end a long time ago. The group faced kidnappings, deaths, illness, exhaustion and the list goes on. I felt a bit tired myself and more than a little thrilled when they finally got on the boat for America. To a certain degree the series felt a bit longer than it needed to be. That said, Cora was a wonderful heroine and I enjoyed watching her grow and fall in love.
I found the romance to be realistic even as it dealt with the issues that would surely occur in such a situation. Will was a terrific hero though a tad bit insecure (understandable). However, I will say that he was probably strongest in the earlier novels. The resolution to the kidnappings, however, did manage to surprise me.
Spiritually, I love Cora’s dependence upon the Lord and the fact that she listened to the Lord. You could really see her grow throughout the entire series and I liked who she became.
Overall, the novel was written really well, intriguing, and very much needed to read to bring closure to the series . I am not sure if it was my expectations (I wanted to see Cora back in Montana) that were disappointed or what, but, having read the whole of the series, it perhaps could have been condensed a bit.
Romantic Scale: 8
**I received this novel from Netgalley. My opinion was not affected in any way.**